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Wolves, bears, and a heavy
snowstorm are just some of the dangers that Daniel and Will must face alone.
It's 1803, and the boys and their father have recently arrived in Ohio,
following the promise of rich farmland. After clearing enough forest
to build a log cabin, Pa sets off for Pennsylvania to fetch the rest of
the family, while eleven-year-old Daniel and nine-year-old Will stay
behind to watch the land. Pa had planned to return within five or six weeks
. . . but something must have gone terribly wrong. Now the boys must survive
the winter with only an axe, two knives, a sack of cornmeal, and most important
of all, their ability to invent and improvise. But are they truly alone
in the woods? Read Cabin on Trouble Creek and find out.
(New Hampshire Great
Stone Face committee, 2005-2006)
1803, Daniel, 12, and his brother Will, 9, travel with their Pa to create
a farm on their new homestead in the forests of Ohio.After
building a cabin, Pa returns to Pennsylvania
to get the rest of the family.Although he only expected
to be gone five or six weeks, he doesn’t return and the boys are forced
to spend the winter with dwindling food supplies and scarce resources.
With the help of an unexpected teacher, the boys learn to survive in the
wilderness. It is quite an adventure. Black-eyed
Susan Award nominee 2005-2006